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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 20/05/16

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CYSN MANDATE:  To support the well-being of children and youth prenatal to 18 years and their families through collaboration and informed planning.



CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES is gathering input from community partners through their Three Stars and a Wish Wish strategy to set the direction and goals for fundraising projects. To participate, visit on or before June 30th.  Be sure to share this link across your organizations.


FOOD SKILLS CLASSES  – Learn to cook healthy tasty foods on a budget.  Please share with families.  To find out more, call the Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 x 610.






Join the FRESH FOR ALL  movement and be sure to tell friends, family and colleagues by sharing on Facebook and Twitter – Pictured at the Prince Edward County kick-off on May 16th are Fresh for All Working Group Co-chairs Steve Van de Hoef and Cherie Hardie, Alexia Conley from A1 Excavating, grower Bill Johnston, Linda Downey from the Storehouse Food Bank in Wellington and Ellen Brownbill from the Picton United Church County Food Bank.  CLICK HERE for print materials. Please contact me for a supply of posters and rack cards.



GOOD BABY BOX FOOD DRIVE –  May 9th to June 19th – is collecting jars of baby food or monetary donations.  The goal for 2016 is 7,500 jars – an increase of 50% over last year.  For more information or to arrange a pick-up call Bev Heuving at the CDC main office in Belleville at 613-968-2466.  Please share with colleagues, friends and families.





GOOD FOOD MARKET – Affordable fresh produce at seven locations year round!  Please share with families.  Go to for more information.






HASTINGS COUNTY RE-BRANDING ANNOUNCEMENT:  Effective May 11, 2016 the Hastings County Social Services Department re-branded the name of the Department to the Hastings County Community and Human Services. Please CLICK HERE to read the letter from Director Steve Gatward.

PLAR CONFERENCE 2016:  Interactive workshops involving Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Portfolio Development are being offered at the Travelodge Hotel in Belleville from June 1 to 3.  Please CLICK HERE for details.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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